Academic Advisor 4847BR University Advising Office Provost
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function: Advising or CounselingWage Band: 117A
Detailed Job Description
Please note: There are currently 3 (three) open Academic Advisor positions. They will be assigned to:
College of Health, Science and Technology
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Academic advisors function in order to support student success. Advising is a collaborative relationship between a student and advisor. Advisors take a student-centered approach that enriches student learning and development in preparation for success with a diverse global society. Academic advisors report directly to an assistant dean in their assigned college and work with the chair and department coordinators as appropriate. These positions will develop, implement, and manage academic advisement for RIT students. Academic advisors will participate in developing strategies that will enhance retention and promote students' connection to their academic program as well as the university.
Maintain systematic and frequent contact with advisees in order to provide them with accurate information about academic progression and degree requirements, assess students' academic progress towards degree completion, and advise students to identify barriers to success and offer appropriate referrals for academic and personal concerns. Outreach to students whenever necessary in order to assist with planning and support. Direct students towards campus resources that will enhance their ability to be academically successful, including: ASC, CRP, HEOP, Counseling Center, Disability Services, Financial Aid, and other offices.
Advise students to develop their long range goals and plans of academic study, include as applicable: co-op or internship work schedules and/or study abroad opportunities. Assist students to evaluate progress towards established goals.
Review and update degree audits in a timely manner, including evaluate and determine the transfer of credits; research course descriptions to determine transferability as assigned. Participate in degree certification process as assigned.
Maintain awareness of institutional information including admissions requirements, new programs, course changes, deadlines, costs, expanding facilities, college-wide initiatives, transfer requirements, and relevant state and federal mandates.
Keep accurate records of all interactions.
Participate in university student success and retention initiatives related to advising.
Collaborate with department chairs, deans' delegates for advising, faculty advisors and university partners to ensure seamless support for students, and serve as an advising resource for faculty and staff within the college
Participate in admissions and recruitment programs as assigned.
Participate in orientation programs as required.
Stay current with processes, technology, and computer skills relevant to advising at RIT
Participate in college planning, implementation, and evaluation of the academic advisement program's goals and objectives.
Participate on departmental, college, and university committees as assigned,
Participate in Advisors Council and engage in relevant professional development activities, which may include: CPD sessions, workshops, RIT courses, attendance at conferences, membership in professional organizations, etc.
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
Required Minimum Qualifications
Please be advised, as a requirement of this position, nights and/or weekends may be required.
Education: Masters Degree Required skills:
Excellent listening and interpersonal skills that exhibit positive regard, care, concern, and respect for students, families, and colleagues.
Strong commitment towards supporting all levels and backgrounds of students through a variety of approaches and processes to achieve their educational and personal goals.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (written and in-person) to a broad constituency, including administrators, faculty, staff, students, and parents.
Knowledge of research and theory related to college student development, including: cognitive /learning development, student persistence, student engagement, diversity and student identity, and experience applying the knowledge to support student development and success.
Thorough understanding and working knowledge of FERPA regulations within a higher education setting.
Working knowledge of effective decision-making and conflict resolution techniques.
Ability to coordinate and manage assignments in order to sustain an extensive workload within a fast-paced environment.
Excellent computer skills including: SIS, Degree Audit, & related systems.
Strong organizational skills.
Excellent attention to details.
Demonstrated ability to multi-task.
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References
How to Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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